For those of you who know me well I have been quite a fan of Driscoll. However, I have been put off him recently by some of his behaviour, outbursts and the justification he offers behind some of his language. He seems to be getting increasingly out of control (but maybe it’s me becoming more ‘sensitive’).
He has said some silly stuff in the past about the subject of Christians and alcohol. It’s still an emotive subject for many in the church but not quite as hardcore as it used to be. My position has chopped and changed over the years but I am unequivocal about my position today. There is little doubt in my mind that drinking Schloer in any form is a sin. For those of you who have no idea what this is, be thankful and Google it. For the rest of us who do (you know who you are) it is like the weird Christian ‘soft drink’ – (it looks like a bottle of wine but isn’t) – that comes out at nearly every (middle class generally) Christian home (they usually save it for Sunday lunch). If you know a Christian, check their cupboards, you will usually find a bottle. It is a pernicious, fizzy drink that has led many down the road to despair.
Anyway, Driscoll has written a piece here on the issue of drink which, in my mind anyway, is well thought through, biblical and balanced. Read it and see what you think.